My first artist residency application: Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti

I’ll find out in a few months if I get to go, there is an application process that takes some time. This is the place: http://www.abatezanetti.it/ The rules include: Participation is also allowed for those who do not specifically deal of sculpture since the residencies also want to be a way to meet these materials.…

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Tara, a female Buddhist bodhisattva

My friend on Facebook had an image of Tara and it reminded me of some sketches I have been trying to work with – so I was inspired to start my own portrait of Tara tha female Buddhist bodhisattva – my own modern fusion version of various inspirational sources. Tara (Sanskrit: तारा, tārā) or Ārya…

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Polymer clay inspired adornments for the modern day nature goddess

Recently clay has become a fascination and with it the craft of body adornment making! Beads, necklaces, hair stuff, glasses holders, and bracelets… whatever sounds fun. The inspiration to work with clay came from this book: Art Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques My Ideas:   Working with new materials is fun – always a challenge and…

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Family Portrait, process steps from drawing, to iPad, to paint and back again

I’ve been working on a portrait that includes 2 people, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 birds, 1 gecko, 1 bunny, and 1 fish. This family portrait is about 3.5 feet wide by 7 feet. I started with a small concept sketch in my sketch book. I did the first layout of paint outlines, in black…

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